Fast Food Nation

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Unformatted text preview: nel, January 8, 1998. According to one account: See Boas and Chain, Big Mac, p. 25. 36 “He was regarded as a strange duck”: Kroc, Grinding It Out, p. 19. describes Walt Disney’s efforts: See Watts, Magic Kingdom, pp. 164–74. “fun factory”: Ibid., p. 167. “Hundreds of young people were being trained”: Quoted ibid., p. 170. 37 “Don’t forget this”: Quoted ibid., p. 223. “Look, it is ridiculous to call this an industry”: Quoted in Boas and Chain, Big Mac, pp. 15–16. gave $250,000 to President Nixon’s reelection campaign: For varying interpretations of Kroc’s donation, see Kroc, Grinding It Out, p. 191– 2; Love, Behind the Arches, pp. 357–9; Boas and Chain, Big Mac, pp. 198–206; and Luxenberg, Roadside Empires, pp. 246–48. “sons of bitches”: Kroc, Grinding It Out, p. 191. 38 more than 90 percent of his studio’s output: See Watts, Magic Kingdom, p. 235. 39 an early and enthusiastic member of the Nazi Party: For von Braun’s political affiliations, the conditions at Dora-Nordhausen, and the American recruitment...
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